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Scent-sational Women Host Perfume Bar Events

Scent-sational Women Host Perfume Bar Events

Elk Grove -- Perfume Bars at private parties and public events are hot this sizzling summer where fragrance oils are mixed creating one-of-a-kind personalized scents!

Raynette Fuentes and Julie Gorans, founding designers at Studio Parfum Signature Scents, display trays of 100% fragrance oils that are combined creating a fusion blend for a unique scent. Guests blend fragrance oils designing her (or his) Signature Scent filled into a roll-on bottle as a Keepsake Memory.

"Our fragrance oils are skin-friendly because they don't contain preservatives, alcohol, parabens or water," Julie says as she dabs a spicy, unisex fragrance on my wrist perfect for women and men.

Gently dropping a floral fusion on my other wrist, Raynette points out that a Perfume Bar is a great idea for a bridal shower, wedding reception, birthday or office party, client appreciation gift or just a Girls' Night Out.

Our In-House Wardrobe Stylist

Our In-House Wardrobe Stylist

Samantha Macleod is currently the Associate Producer for News 10's, Sac & Co. morning show. And to my surprise, I  recently learned that this wasn't the only place she has been displayed her leadership skills and talents. Samantha is a freelance wardrobe stylist for films and commercials all throughout the Sacramento area! As a fashion enthusiast, I was really excited to gain perspective on Samantha's expertise so we sat down for a chat and here's what I learned...

A night out and regional style [outfit]

A night out and regional style [outfit]

Esley dress worn as top - 2009 - $63 (similar) / J & Company jeans via Renew Denim - 2009 - $40 on sale (similar) / Kate Spade pumps - 2011 - gift (similar) / J.

First of the month [outfit]

First of the month [outfit]

Nine West Vintage America Jeans top - 2010 - won from Nine West Vintage America contest (similar) / Black Orchid gray jeans via Renew Denim - 2010 - $25 on sale (similar) / Old Navy belt - ??

Feels like new [outfit]

Feels like new [outfit]

BR Monogram top - 2011 - $15 on sale (similar) / Merona jeans via Target - 2011 - $18 on sale (similar) / Rubbish scarf via Nordstrom - 2009 - $10 on sale (similar) / J.

In the moment

In the moment

Things I'm loving right now:

Nine West Quicken wedges
Camp shirts

Work it in | Ombre

Work it in | Ombre


I'm loving the ombré trend this summer (yes, I know it's been around since before summer, but I'm slow, okay?). Ombré is a technique in which fabric is dyed to gradually fade into or out of one or more colors. While it is a little reminiscent of tie-dye, it is a lot classier, since it generally fades in only one direction (vertical or horizontal) and often pairs the main color with black, white, or other colors within the same family. It reminds me of watercolors and sunsets...